Convention Center Team
The Seaside Civic and Convention Center staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service and care, delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, and individual pride. Our fundamental aspiration is to exceed the expectations of our customers. We look forward to working with you soon.
Brian J. Owen
Before joining the team, Brian was the CEO of the Seaside Chamber of Commerce. Brian brings a wealth of experience, including IOM Certification, as well as a strong connection to the Seaside community and local businesses. His hands-on approach is evident in his knowledge, passion for customer service, and enthusiasm for creating and managing events. Brian's primary focus will be overseeing the convention center's day-to-day management, including administration, marketing, sales, operations, fiscal responsibility, and facility contract approval.
Director of Salesteilers@seasideconvention.com
Tina joined the Seaside Civic & Convention Center team as Office Manager in the fall of 2015 and transitioned to Director of Sales in the spring of 2021. Prior to that, she worked with college students for 17 years at Ecola Bible College in Cannon Beach, OR. She has an extensive background in office management, working with people and promoting the Oregon Coast. Tina holds a B.S. degree from Washington State University. She is responsible for sales and contracts. She would love to have you drop by the administrative office to say hello!
Celeste joined the team in December of 2019, but she is no stranger to the Convention Center and the many events that make Seaside its home base. Previously working as an Events Coordinator for a local Seaside nonprofit organization, she gained knowledge and experience working with many different groups planning events. These events ranged from single-day to multi-day and were designed to attract tourism to this beautiful beach town. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern New Hampshire University and has an extensive background in Customer Service and Hospitality. She is excited to meet both returning clients and new clients to assist them in whatever they need to ensure that their event runs as smoothly as possible. She is happy to have made the Pacific Northwest her home away from home.
Jennifer joined the Seaside Civic & Convention Center staff as the Office Assistant in 2018 and transitioned to Office Manager in 2021. Prior to joining the city, she worked in Special Education, operated a construction company, and enjoyed working in the tourism industry. She has an extensive background in office administration, payroll and working with the public. She prides herself in providing excellent customer service, takes great pride in her work and is willing to go above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers. She has loved raising her family in the Pacific Northwest.
Jennifer joined the Seaside Civic & Convention Center team as the Office Assistant in January 2022. Prior to joining the city, she worked as an Account Executive for a local radio group selling to business owners in Clatsop County. She enjoys providing excellent customer service to all clients. She has a background in advertising sales and office administration. She has enthusiasm to help clients with their event needs and questions.
Andy has worked in the Operations department since 2008 and was promoted to Operations Supervisor in 2010. He is responsible for operations, HVAC, set-ups, maintenance, audio visual and event staffing. Andy is committed to providing outstanding customer service to all of our clients.
Frank Kaim, CTS
Operations / AV Techfkaim@seasideconvention.com
Frank has worked in the Operations department since 2005. He is responsible for audio-visual services, room set-ups, maintenance and HVAC systems. Frank's specialty is providing quality audio, lighting, and video/projection services for both small and large events. Frank is a U.S. Navy veteran and a native of Davenport, Iowa who takes great pride in providing a superior guest experience and exceptional customer service.
Nick has worked in the Operations department since 2017. He is responsible for operations, HVAC, set-ups, maintenance, audiovisual and housekeeping. Nick has extensive knowledge of all phases of event management and prides himself in making sure all details are carried out to satisfaction.
John has worked in the Operations department since 1998. He is responsible for operations, HVAC, set-ups, maintenance, audiovisual and housekeeping. His attentiveness to customer service and maintaining cleanliness of the facility during events is exceptional.
Joining the operations team in 2019, Keith has been responsible for audio-visual services, room set-ups, maintenance, HVAC systems and housekeeping. Keith holds a Bachelor's Degree from Webster University in Film Production and has a comprehensive background in hospitality. Previously employed as a Park Ranger for Oregon State, Keith takes much pride in assisting customers and maintaining facility cleanliness.
Joining the operations team in 2021, Max has been responsible for audio-visual services, room set-ups, maintenance, HVAC systems, and housekeeping. Max holds a Bachelor's Degree from Chapman University in Business Administration, and has a comprehensive background working as a Volunteer Firefighter for Seaside Fire and Rescue. Max takes pride in assisting others and attention to detail.